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Old 02-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #11
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If you've had the api test for a while and weren't shaking it enough in the beginning maybe the solution is more concentrated and thats why its high? But I agree that I would rather have a false high than a false low, it would be better to err on the safe side and give your fish cleaner water than be poisoning them from too low of readings imho.
And someone should make control solutions, so you can check various test kits and see which one is most accurate
It would be easy enough for ammonia, as long as you knew the % strength you could easily enough make up a 4ppm solution and test it with various kits, but I don't know how you could do it for nitrate let alone nitrite...


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Originally Posted by Lovin Fish

Cheaper is always a nice touch I wonder though, if the tetra is better. What a difference between the two! Hard to know which one is trully accurate. But...since I don't know, the test kit that reads higher would be safer IMO. It'd be awful it the low reading was a false reading!
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